October 9, 2018 - April 9, 2019
Second Tuesday of each month
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
JMU Ice House

Space is limited to 25 and is first come, first serve.


*The NPI 2018-2019 program is being planned and program sessions have not yet been finalized. Sessions listed are from the 2016-2017 NPI cohort and are listed for informational purposes only.

Participants must complete at least 20 of the 26 sessions to successfully earn the certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Creating Nonprofit Excellence
  • Opening Session
  • Nonprofit Mission, Vision, Values
  • What is Nonprofit Leadership?
  • Effective Nonprofit Boards
Operating Responsibly
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Legal Issues in Nonprofits
  • Liability and Risk Management
Cultivating Human Resources
  • Stakeholders: Staff, Volunteers, Donors, Clients, Partners
  • Breakout Session 1: Managing Staff, Succession Planning (pick one)
  • Breakout Session 2: Board Recruitment & Training, Managing Volunteers (pick one)
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
Generating Financial Resources
  • Resource Development Best Practices
  • Breakout Session 1: Cultivating Loyal Donors, Grant writing Basics (pick one)
  • Breakout Session 2: Grant writing Advanced, Donor Prospecting (pick one)
  • Donor Appreciation & Recognition
Communicating Your Story
  • What’s Your Message? Who’s Your Audience?
  • Branding Your Nonprofit
  • Storytelling for Nonprofits
  • Finding and Navigating Networks
Planning and Performance
  • Annual Planning and Beyond
  • Fiscal Best Practices for Nonprofits
  • Financial Management Breakouts
  • Measuring Outcomes & Impact
Leading Boldly
  • What Does Leadership Look Like?
  • Personal Leadership Assessment
  • Setting Goals and Next Steps
  • Graduation Banquet

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